Guidelines for Process Equipment Reliability Data, with Data Tables by Center for Chemical Process Safety (Repost)
Publisher: Wiley-AIChE (February 15, 1989) | ISBN: 0816904227 | Pages: 303 | PDF | 10.4 MB
This book supplements CPQRA Guidelines by providing information on obtaining some equipment reliability data needed for quantitative risk analyses. It deals, therefore, with rates of equipment failures, the number of equipment failures in 1 million operating hours or in 1000 demands on the equipment. The means to improve equipment performance and data on causes of equipment failure are a segment of reliability engineering and are not addressed here. Human error rates, also needed for a CPQRA, and human reliability in CPI operations will be addressed in another Guidelines presently under development. As discussed in the CPQRA Guidelines, a full risk analysis is not always necessary to fully understand the hazards of a process. However, when one is needed, generic reliability data are often the only data available to a risk analyst.